The Ice Cream Mystery created by Gertrude Chandler Warner
An ice cream shop is in town, which the Alden children really enjoy. They get to know the people who own the shop and are generally happy with the ice cream they consume. This does not mean everyone is happy about the ice cream shop though.
One guy doesn’t like the horse the shop uses to pull their ice cream cart. He complains about it and says things like, “This horse better not be annoying, or else.” He doesn’t actually say that. I’m paraphrasing.
Another guy wants to buy the ice cream shop out.
A woman buys an ice cream cone takes one bite of it and then throws I away. Blasphemy! I know.
Things start happening. Phony orders are placed. Signs are posted on the shop saying it is closed. Things go missing, big things. Who would do such terrible things to a home town ice cream shop? A lactose intolerant person with a desire for retribution? Who knows?
What I liked
I like ice cream, sometimes.
A horse pulling an ice cream cart is pretty neat.
What I didn’t like
Who would sabotage an ice cream shop? Losers.
You scream. I scream. We all scream because someone stole our ice cream and we’re disappointed now.
If you were severely lactose intolerant, would you actively campaign against dairy purveyors?
Would you be more likely to buy ice cream from a cart pulled by a horse?